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  1. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Read this before you register

    Successful User Registration On average we get over 1000 new registrations every month but a large proportion of those registrations fail. Please read this post to ensure that your registration...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 19th Jan 2005 10:50 am
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  2. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Tapatalk Forum App

    The CADTutor forum has always been available on mobile devices with a web browser and that's still the case. However, you now have more choice in the way you interact with our forums from your mobile...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 9th Jan 2012 12:30 pm
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  3. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: How do I make a post?

    How do I make a post? Usually, the first thing a new forum member will want to do is create a new thread and ask a question. However, you may find that the answer to your question already exists,...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 8th May 2008 10:10 am
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  4. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: How to add images to your posts

    How to add images to your posts (main editor) You may, from time-to-time want to add an image to one of your posts. Maybe you have a tutorial to present or perhaps you need an image to explain...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 4th Sep 2006 03:22 pm
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  5. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Information for new members

    Information for new members If you have just registered with our forum and you've successfully verified your email address by clicking the link in the email sent to you, congratulations, you're...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 17th Jan 2011 01:41 pm
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  6. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Why should I register?

    Why should I register? There are a number of benefits to registering at the CADTutor AutoCAD Forums. As a guest user of these forums, you can view posts but you can't reply to posts or create new...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 18th Sep 2006 10:41 am
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  7. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Where are my smilies?

    Where are my smilies? In order to get the most benefit from the forum, you should be using the enhanced editor. This has a formatting toolbar above the edit box, a selection of smilies to the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Sep 2006 08:53 am
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  8. FAQ Article Sticky Thread Sticky: Why Donate?

    Why Donate? The CADTutor site is completely independent and is not supported by sponsors. It relies upon site-generated income to keep it going. Currently, this is done in 2 ways; discrete...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 26th Jan 2009 10:15 am
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  9. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: How to upload files to the forum?

    Sometimes it's necessary to upload your .dwg file to the forum so that other forum members can more easily help you with the problem you're having. The procedure outlined below can be used to upload...

    Started by Cad64‎, 8th Jan 2016 10:16 pm
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  1. Idea What would you like?

    Dear CADTutor Community, It's now nearly 6 years since the current version of this website was implemented (version 4) and it's now due for for an overhaul and a freshen-up and possibly even a new...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Jun 2012 10:21 am
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    28th Aug 2017 10:07 am Go to last post
  2. Top 10 AutoCAD Sites

    I was just over at TenLinks to see what's going on as I haven't been there for a while and I noticed that many of their listings are way out of date. Some of the entries in their top 10 AutoCAD sites...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 9th May 2007 06:05 pm
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    • Replies: 32
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    14th Oct 2010 12:09 am Go to last post
  3. CADTutor open for business

    Dear Friends, CADTutor is now open for business again. I have worked hard over the last 5 days to ensure that the site is more secure than before. Obviously, I can't guarantee absolute security...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 1st Feb 2011 02:25 pm
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    24th Nov 2017 03:41 pm Go to last post
  4. Timeout Error at CADTutor?

    I've had a couple of reports of people not being able to access the site for short periods. I need to get a clear picture of how frequently this is happening, from which geographic locations and at...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Mar 2010 12:03 pm
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    6th Jan 2011 11:52 pm Go to last post
  5. Poll Poll: Does this site need a Wiki?

    As some of you will know, this site has an FAQ section where commonly asked questions about AutoCAD are given model answers so that beginners or others can be refferred to these rather than members...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 3rd Dec 2010 12:56 pm
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    autocad, faq, wiki
    • Replies: 64
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    23rd Feb 2015 04:32 am Go to last post
  6. New Festive Style

    :xmas: Well, the festive season is fast aproaching and this weekend I went up into the loft, brought down and dusted off the CADTutor decorations. I hope I didn't go over the top - here's a preview....

    Started by CADTutor‎, 11th Dec 2006 12:47 am
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    13th Dec 2011 03:22 pm Go to last post
  7. AfraLisp has a new home with CADTutor

    Earlier this week, site owner of AfraLisp (Kenny Ramage) and I came to a mutually satisfactory arrangement, whereby the site ownership was transferred to me. The future of AfraLisp has been...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 13th Apr 2006 12:05 pm
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    14th Sep 2014 09:41 am Go to last post
  8. We're Back!

    Welcome back to CADTutor. The site has been unavailable for 10 days, that's the longest period of down-time since the site began over 10 years ago. Although things look pretty similar round here,...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 16th Mar 2011 04:17 pm
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  9. New Smilies

    I noticed recently that some of you are linking to external smilies (perhaps because the range here at CADTutor is too limited - no BEER smiley for example). So I thought I should add some new...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Aug 2011 08:31 pm
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    21st Sep 2011 02:54 pm Go to last post
  10. CADTutor London Event

    AutoCAD Productivity Live The first ever live CADTutor event has just been launched and I'm hoping to meet some of you "in the flesh" on Tuesday, 12th April 2011 at Central Saint Martins...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 22nd Feb 2011 05:58 pm
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  11. Welcome to the upgraded CADTutor forums!

    A New Forum? Forum regulars will notice a few changes round here. For the last 3 and a half years this forum has been using vBulletin 3.6 software but we've just upgraded to vBulletin 4.0.5, the...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 18th Jul 2010 04:36 pm
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    30th Jul 2010 08:43 pm Go to last post
  12. Michael's Corner

    The February edition of Michael's corner is now available. You can view it here: www.cadtutor.net/michael/index.html As a matter of interest, do forum users read Michael's articles every month? If...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 7th Feb 2005 11:41 pm
    • Replies: 7
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    9th Feb 2005 09:59 pm Go to last post
  13. Anyone use Rtext?

    Over the last week or so I've been updating some more of Kenny Ramage's old tutorials at AfraLISP. There are now 116 updated tutorials. Today I just completed an AutoCAD tutorial using a (little...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 22nd May 2012 04:38 pm
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    customization, rtext, title block
    • Replies: 12
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    16th Aug 2015 05:31 pm Go to last post
  14. Am I going bats?

    Or am I seeing things? :? Bats! Bats! Everywhere bats! :shock:

    Started by Tiger‎, 26th Oct 2010 10:55 am
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  15. Server Upgrade

    The forum will be closed for approximately 2 hours tomorrow, Thursday 28th March from 7.30pm GMT. This is so that CADTutor can be moved to a new, faster server. The rest of the CADTutor site will...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 27th Mar 2013 11:39 am
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    4th Apr 2013 03:28 pm Go to last post
  16. Post Moderation

    Dear All, we've seen an increase in spam on this forum over the last few days and so we have implemented a system of moderation for posts by new members. Usually, the situation improves once such a...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 6th Nov 2016 11:13 am
    • Replies: 3
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  17. CADTutor on Facebook

    Quite honestly I don't know how you've all managed without this for so long. CADTutor now has a Facebook group. Those of you with an existing Facebook account can go straight to the CADTutor group...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 22nd May 2008 05:05 pm
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  18. Adopt an Avatar!

    Adopt an Avatar! I noticed just recently that we've had a good number of new active members on the forum (which is great :) ). I also noticed that most of these new members don't yet have avatars...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 26th Nov 2004 04:09 pm
    • Replies: 3
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  19. 10 Years Old Today!

    The CADTutor website is 10 years old today! Although some AutoCAD tutorials first appeared online in 1996, the domain name cadtutor.net was registered on the 5th November 2000 and the site went live...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 5th Nov 2010 02:51 pm
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  20. Can not add tags

    Anyone else having a problem adding tags? I can't seem to add any type of tag by selecting the icons nor the insert link, the other icons work. I'm using IE 11 browser, but everything works...

    Started by SLW210‎, 23rd Sep 2013 05:59 pm
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    26th Sep 2013 06:24 pm Go to last post
  21. CADTutor at YouTube

    Despite my age, I do try to keep up-to-date with modern trends (hey, those Beatles chaps are rather good aren't they?) and to that end, CADTutor now has it's own YouTube channel where you can view...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 25th Sep 2009 06:31 pm
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  22. AutoCAD AutoCAD 2016 First Customer Ship

    Today is the official First Customer Ship day for AutoCAD 2016 and the AutoCAD 2016 vertical products. I logged into my Autodesk account this morning, and there it was, ready for download! Take...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 20th Mar 2015 01:32 pm
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  23. Apologies for the outage today

    Many apologies for the inconvenience caused by the forum outage today. It seems that it has been down for around 17 hours and this was caused by a server reboot, which corrupted a database table. All...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 6th May 2013 07:01 pm
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  24. CADTutor gets festive

    As we're now into the festive season, I thought it only right to sprinkle a little seasonal cheer here at CADTutor, so you will see some subtle snowflakes in the background to the forum. Of course,...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 9th Dec 2013 08:49 pm
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  25. AutoCAD 2010

    AutoCAD 2010 Well, I sat down in front of my PC last night between 8pm and 9pm GMT and watched the live webcast from Autodesk that effectively launched the AutoCAD 2010 campaign. This morning I...

    Started by CADTutor‎, 6th Feb 2009 11:39 am
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